Dr. Gordon “Oz” Osinski is an Associate Professor and the NSERC/MDA /CSA/CEMI Industrial Research Chair in Earth and Space Exploration in the Departments of Earth Sciences and Physics and Astronomy at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He holds a PhD from the University of New Brunswick (2004) and a BSc (Hons) from the University of St. Andrews (1999), Scotland, both in Geology.
Dr. Osinski’s research interests are diverse and interdisciplinary in nature. His main area of research focuses on understanding impact cratering as a planetary geological process, on the Earth, Moon and Mars. His research interests also include the development of exploration technologies and techniques for application in remote and extreme environments both on Earth and in Space.
Dr. Osinski is the Director of the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (http://cpsx.uwo.ca) at Western, the Principal Investigator of the Canadian Lunar Research Network (http://clrn.uwo.ca), and the founder and Chair of the Planetary Sciences Division of the Geological Association of Canada (http://uwo.ca/earth/GACPSD/). He is also a Co-I on the PanCam instrument on the 2020 ExoMars mission to Mars.